An LOLtastic take on Mormonism, which in the 1900s was seen as a scourge of a cult (frankly can't disagree with them). Also a rare Mae Murray silent, as very few of her films not only exist but are in general release. Also of interest are well known directors Hobart Bosworth and Frank Borzage in acting roles.
Plot: This silent melodrama is set against the 1840s westward migration of the Mormons. Dora, a young woman, and her family are saved from an Indian attack by a Mormon community traveling to Utah. They join the wagon train. Dora is pursued by two men, one a recent convert, the other a scheming elder with a stable of wives. The Mormon elder wants her in his harem. When the mother kills herself from revulsion toward polygamy, the daughter must consider her own future and the man she loves. One of Mae Murray's few surviving films, this was intended by Robert Leonard to be a thoughtful drama about the goods and evils of Mormonism
Mae Murray ... Dora
Frank Borzage ... Tom Rigdon
Hobart Bosworth ... John Hogue
Edythe Chapman ... Nancy Hogue
Noah Beery ... Darius Burr
Richard Cummings .... Lion of the Lord